We demonstrate amplified spontaneous emission of long-range surface plasmon polaritons in planar metallic waveguides embedded in a fluorescent polymer. A net gain coefficient of 8±2 /cm has been realized for propagation up to 2 mm.
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M. C. Gather, N. Danz, K. Meerholz, and K. Leosson, "Optical Amplification of Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QFE5.
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